Patriots vs Panthers Live: Will the Patriots do the same with their starting Patriots. and the National Football League are once Patriots vs Panthers again giving fans the opportunity to follow every minute of NFL action this season.The Carolina Panthers will have their franchise quarterback, Cam Newton, on the field Thursday night at Gillette Stadium for their Week 3 preseason game Patriots vs Panthers against the New England Patriots.
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Just five days after their preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots will be back on the field today to take on the Carolina Panthers. The contest surely projects to be an interesting one considering that preseason game number three usually is seen as the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the regular season: teams play most of their starters and actually prepare for the game as if it were a normal one.
This means that now is the perfect time to put on your Tom Brady jersey, and watch him work his magic in the middle of the Patriots’ starting offense — with the top-team defense on the other side of the ball. And with all that in mind, let’s find out how to actually follow tonight’s game.
Tom Brady wants to play, and the 42-year-old quarterback made that clear Tuesday morning on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.”
“I hope so,” Brady said. “I hope so. Again, we had practice yesterday and we have practice today, and then we will see what coach decides. I hope to be out there. We’ll see what happens.”
Brady has not played in the first two preseason games against the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and rookie Jarrett Stidham have played instead, and both of them have performed well.
The Patriots have some new faces at wide receiver this summer, most notably rookies N’Keal Harry and Jakobi Meyers. These first-year players have never caught a pass from Brady in an actual game setting, so building on the chemistry they’ve started to develop in practice would be one reason to give Brady some playing time versus the Panthers.
The third preseason game also is typically when starters play for an extended period of time. It’s a good opportunity to see where the offense and defense stand after a full training camp. Therefore, we can’t be surprised that Newton, as well as Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, are going to play Thursday.
The Patriots would be wise to do the same and get their No. 1s plenty of time together before the regular seasons begins Sept. 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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This week’s game will be broadcast by the Patriots Preseason Television Network on Thursday, August 22 at 7:30 PM ET and can be seen in every New England state, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The preseason network’s flagship station is WBZ-TV CBS in Boston. Bob Socci provides the play-by-play and is joined by former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak in the broadcast booth. Former Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich will provide sideline analysis along with WBZ’s Steve Burton.
oin us from 5 PM – 7 PM on the Patriots.com homepage for the Dunkin’ Donuts Pregame Social online radio broadcast and fan chat. Host Rob ‘Hardy’ Poole is joined by Patriots.com’s Paul Perillo and Mike Dussault to preview all the action and get the fans take heading into each game. The broadcast is also available on the Patriots official apps for iOS and Android.
Immediately after the game host Rob ‘Hardy’ Poole from 98.5 The Sports Hub returns with Patriots.com’s Paul Perillo and Mike Dussault to break down all the action. You’ll hear live press conferences, exclusive player interviews and more. on the Patriots Postgame Show exclusively on Patriots.com Radio and the official apps for iOS and Android.
Join us on the homepage of Patriots.com during the game as Patriots Editor-in-Chief Fred Kirsch offers his live commentary on all the action. Plus, get live stats, score updates, highlights and more.